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GardaWorld Reviews

Updated October 15, 2018
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GardaWorld Founding President and Chief Executive Officer Stéphan D. Crétier
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Pros
  • "Unionized, good pay, paid uniforms, laundry allowance" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Decent pay for the work, good workout daily if you hopped, 2 weeks vacation after one year" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "You work long hours, for very little pay" (in 36 reviews)

  • "Bad hours (6am start time) which leads to poor work/life balance" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have Good hours all the time

    Cons

    I don’t have none to give


  2. "Cash Vault Teller 2"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning the process of handling currency; how different banks have different process standards; learning to do reports; developing good friendships with people who care about their job.

    Cons

    HR doesn't respond to concerns within the workplace in a timely manner; several co workers creating a hostile work environment; hard to trust fellow armed officer who jokes around with shooting people; management is rarely assists with daily work; no proper working A/C or heat within building; SOPs and rules aren't made clear during first week of training to avoid confusion later; no updated written manual to refer to if needed; lack of properly working equipment; lack of teamwork among some employees.

  3. "Umm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    They are a Very leinient company

    Cons

    From my experience working here the management sucks, turnover rate is outrageous. 10/10 would highly not recommend working here unless you like the whole high school environment where there’s some new drama everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Actually train your employees don’t just send them out on route and expect them to know things they don’t


  4. "Dispatcher"

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    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    None, Management will eliminate your job on the spot.

    Cons

    Management will take money from your paycheck for things like the PHMP Garda tax break. The more employees enrolled, the larger the tax break. Garda saved Millions.

    Advice to Management

    GardaWorld in Portland would get away with anything they wanted. Upper Management broke several laws, they do not care about employees at all. They would deduct money from your pay to benefit the company. One prime example was a large tax break to the company if a certain percentage of the company enrolled in PHMP. Without consent they took thousands of employee’s dollars. They would fire people to have someone else move to that position if upper management liked them better. Breaking their own policies, and breaking laws. In my nine years I saw every Employee losing money. The worst thing was that HR, Payroll or no one would help. I called 20 times with no success to stop the PHMP deduction. Thousands of dollars were deducted from my Pay, and no one would help. One person in Upper Management let this happen in every one of my nine years there.


  5. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Armed Driver/Messenger in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Armed Driver/Messenger in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its easy work
    Co-workers are cool
    Good hours

    Cons

    Havent found any yet lol


  6. Helpful (2)

    "if you're looking for a better place t work, try elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Operations Team Lead in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Operations Team Lead in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the camaraderie among fellow employees

    Cons

    low pay for the work involve; haven't receive a wage increase in 3 years, "old boys club" mentality of higher ups.

    Advice to Management

    give pay increase to maintain knowledgeable, dependable employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent entry-level pay, not much else.

    Cons

    Very poor work-life balance in a constant high-stress work environment. Team communication was constantly very poor and unorganized. Upper management was not always supportive and provided very little professional feedback and/or mentoring. Expectation of daily work hours are higher than average and shift periods abnormal, expect to work most holidays. High entry-level employee turnover. Overall, job satisfaction was poor, 1 out of 5 stars.

  8. "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

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    Cons

    It's work. It's not supposed to be fun. They make sure of that.

    Advice to Management

    When you cut staff to cut costs you need to also cut expectations. Not enough people to do the job. No work/life balance year after year will burn people out.


  9. "Driver/messenger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    Good hours pay is good

    Cons

    Away from home, some days off

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay rate


  10. "Branch Manager"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Run away fast. For this to be a cash logistics company, it is run terribly.

    Cons

    As many other managers have posted,Garda is far below standard in equipment safety, employee morale, nd vendor payments. The senior leadership is incompetent and obviously not qualified.. turnover among leadership is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in equipment. The armored cars are a health Hazzard.


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